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Glow in the Dark Sunday School Lesson

Glow in the Dark Sunday School LessonFREE Glow in the Dark Sunday School Lesson! Teach kids that they can trust God with their words. And by the end of this lesson, kids will identify one worry they have and how God can help them with it. When we get anxious over things we can’t control, God wants to remember how pointless that is. We need to trust him our worries. That’s when we’ll see his light through the fog of anxiety. God doesnt want us to be afraid. He does not want us to worry. He wants us to trust him, like the flowers of the field and the birds in the sky, so that we can focus on serving Him. Dont let worry distract you from whats important. Give your worries to God, and he will take care of the rest. If you love this lesson, be sure to check out Glow In The Dark 4-Week Children's Ministry Curriculum. This lesson is great for every Children's Ministry, Kids Church, and Sunday School!  And, if you like this lesson we have over 100 more free Sunday School Lessons for Kids!

Glow in the Dark Sunday School Lesson:

BOTTOM LINE:

Trust God with your worries.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will identify one worry they have and how God can help them with it.

KEY PASSAGE:

Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus’ teachings about worry.

MEMORY VERSE:

“[Jesus] said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12b  (NIV)

SUMMARY:

When we get anxious over things we can’t control, God wants to remember how pointless that is. We need to trust him our worries. That’s when we’ll see his light through the fog of anxiety.

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Take our worries and give us peace.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

 

MEMORY VERSE

[Jesus] said, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”John 8:12b (NIV)

[Jesus] said,I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in darkness. They will have that light. They will have life.’” John 8:12b (NIrV)

LARGE GROUP:

Read the verse aloud with the kids. Have the kids read it in a whisper, then have them shout it out loud!

SMALL GROUP:

Split the verse up into sections, as many as you have kids in the group. Give each child a section to read or recite. See how well your group can read the verse together!

 

SKIT

 

MONSTER WORRIES

ITEMS NEEDED:

A kids bed, a monster mask, pajamas, a Bible

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

2M, 1F

CHARACTERS:

Lily - A little girl

George - A monster under the bed

Dad - Lilys Dad

The bed is on stage. Lily walks on stage and lies down in bed.

DAD: Lily, are you in bed?

LILY: Yes!

DAD: Goodnight, Lily!

LILY: Night, Dad!

DAD: Turn the lights out!

LILY: (turns to the audience) I know what youre thinking. Dont turn out the lights, Lily! There are scary things in the dark! What if theres a monster? Or spiders? Or aliens? I know a lot of kids worry about that stuff, but I dont. I never have.

GEORGE: (under the bed)Lily? Is that you??

LILY: But my friend George sure does!

GEORGE: Lily, Im a little nervous about going to bed. What if something bad happens tonight?

LILY: Like what?

GEORGE: Like anything! What if theres a thunderstorm? Maybe a tornado or a hurricane. Or what about an earthquake? Is it safe to be under the bed in an earthquake?

LILY: George is the monster that lives under my bed. No, he doesnt scare me, because hes not scary. Hes just a big baby!

GEORGE: I am not a baby! I am justconcerned!

LILY: George, you worry too much. What did I tell you about worrying?

GEORGE: Itll give me wrinkles? Oh no, now Im gonna have wrinkles!

LILY: No, George! Give your worries to Jesus! Jesus loves you, and he will take care of you. We dont need to worry about every little thing because Jesus is looking out for us!

GEORGE: Youre kidding!

LILY: Its in the Bible, George.

GEORGE: Let me see that.

Lily hands George her Bible.

GEORGE: Well, what do you know? Jesus is looking out for me!

LILY: George, stop worrying. Dont worry about thunderstorms or the dark or even wrinkles. Jesus loves you, and he will take care of you.

GEORGE: Thanks, Lily.

LILY: Youre welcome, George. Now lets get some sleep.

GEORGE: Okay.

Lily lies down.

GEORGE: You would tell me if there was thunderstorm coming, wouldnt you?

LILY: George!

GEORGE: Sorry, dont worry! I forgot!

OBJECT LESSON

ITEM NEEDED:

A night-light

How many of you sleep with a night-light in your room? I bet even some of the adults in this room have a night-light, dont you? Night-lights can be helpful for many reasons. They give us some visibility. If we have to get up and go to the bathroom, its nice to know where we are going so we dont step on toys or sleeping pets. But night-lights can do one thing more. They can ease our worries about the dark. They shed just enough light to let us know theres nothing scary lurking in our rooms. We are safe, and we can rest our heads and get some sleep.

Jesus called himself the light of the world, and I dont think thats a coincidence. Jesus wants us to rely on him to ease all our worries. He wants us to trust that he is looking out for us and that he will always protect us. No matter what happens, Jesus is there. He knows our needs before we ask, and he will always help us when we need him.

Worries dont get smaller as your grow up. They will only get bigger. The sooner we learn to trust Jesus with our worries, the easier it will be to give those big worries to Him. Trust Jesus because he knows our needs, and trust him to always provide for us so we dont have to worry.

LARGE GROUP GAME

 

GLOW IN THE DARK RING TOSS

ITEMS NEEDED:

An orange cone with glow in the dark tape

Glow sticks that can be formed into rings.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Choose two kids for this game. Turn off the lights, and give each kid a chance to toss five rings at the orange cone, marked at the top with glow in the dark tape. Whoever gets the most rings on the cone wins.

VARIATION:

If you have access to black lights, you can use those and fluorescent materials for this game.

WHATS THE POINT?

Do not worry over things you cannot see. Trust God with your worries.

 

LARGE GROUP LESSON

BOTTOM LINE:

Trust God with your worries.

OBJECTIVE:

Kids will identify one worry they have and how God can help them with it.

KEY PASSAGE:

Matthew 6:25-34, Jesusteachings about worry.

INTRO:

How many people here this morning get nervous when the lights go out? Its okay, you can admit it. Im not talking to you kids; I mean the adults. Ever since we were kids, weve all been a little nervous being places where we cant see. We wonder whats out there in the dark. We worry about stepping on something or bumping into something. Even worse, we worry about something spooky finding us in the dark. Seems silly, I know, but I bet even adults have heard some strange noises in the dark.

Now let me ask you this: are you still worried in the dark if you are playing a fun game with lots of glow in the dark toys? When you have glow in the dark bracelets on, when you have glow in the dark light sabers to play with, when you have glow in the dark clothes that looks super crazy at night, the darkness isnt so scary. Darkness becomes a fun place, filled with laughter. When we can light up the darkness with glow in the dark fun, we can let go of our fears and enjoy ourselves.

This series is all about letting go of those fears and letting Jesus fill our hearts with joy. God doesnt want anyone to live with a spirit of fear. He wants us to laugh and smile and play. He wants us to feel safe, knowing that he is in control and he will take care of us.

In the very first sermon Jesus ever preached, he made it clear that he does not want us to fear or worry about anything. Right from the start, Jesus let us know that he will worry about the big stuff. We need to trust Jesus because he is Gods son, and he loves us.

READ MATTHEW 6:25-34

MAIN POINT:

How many of you have ever seen a flower worry? Have you ever heard flowers worrying about what color they should be? Or whether the sun will come out tomorrow? Or if any rain will come and water them? It just doesnt happen. God takes care of the flowers, and they dont need to worry. God has it all under control.

Birds don't worry much either. You dont hear birds saying, Man, I hope I can find some worms today.Or, Hey, do you think we should head south for winter? Its getting cold already. I dont want to get stuck here in an early snow storm!It doesnt happen. God takes care of the birds, so they can go on just being birds.

God doesnt want us to worry either. He wants us to focus on Him and live a life that shows other people that Jesus loves them. If we can do that, Jesus promises that God will take care of us. We dont have to worry because we have a God in Heaven looking out for us.

DRIVE IT HOME:

You know in all of creation, you wont find a plant or an animal that worries except for one. The only created thing that even has the ability to worry is us. We are the only things on Earth that know how to worry, and boy do we worry about a lot.

Kids worry about fitting in at school and making friends. They worry about getting good grades and getting grounded if they dont. They worry about making the team and all sorts of things.

Adults worry too. In fact I bet every adult in this room could put you kids to shame with the things we worry about. We worry about money, jobs, cars, making friends, fixing broken things around the house. You know what really worries us? Kids! Our kids make us worry more than anything, especially as they grow up and start making their own choices - like whether or not they will trust God.

Jesus wants us to give him all of these things. Whether your biggest worry is making friends at a new school or how much the rattling sound in the car is going to cost to repair, Jesus says, Give it to me. Do not worry. Get to know me. Seek me first, and I will take care of the rest.

God doesnt want us to be afraid. He does not want us to worry. He wants us to trust him, like the flowers of the field and the birds in the sky, so that we can focus on serving Him. Dont let worry distract you from whats important. Give your worries to God, and he will take care of the rest.

CLOSE WITH A SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Take our worries and give us peace.

In Jesusname,

Amen

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (K-2ND)

ICEBREAKER:

Do you have anything that can glow in the dark?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

John 8:12b

Split the verse up into sections, as many as you have kids in the group. Give each child a section to read or recite. See how well your group can read the verse together!

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Bring in a few objects from home - some that can glow in the dark, some that cant. Ask the kids which objects they think will glow in the dark. Turn out the lights and see who is right!  

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Matthew 6:25-34

What do flowers worry about?

What do birds worry about?

Why dont flowers and birds worry?

What does Jesus say we should do about our worries?

What is one worry you want to give to Jesus today so that you dont have to worry any more?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Take away our worries so that we can focus on loving you.

In Jesusname,

Amen

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (3RD-5TH)

ICEBREAKER:

Do you have anything that can glow in the dark?

MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY:

John 8:12b

Split the verse up into sections, as many as you have kids in the group. Give each child a section to read or recite. See how well your group can read the verse together!

SMALL GROUP GAME/ACTIVITY:

Give the kids a few minutes to make up a skit about some flowers or birds that worry too much and act it out.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Matthew 6:25-34

What does Jesus say about the flowers and the birds?

What are some things kids your age worry about?

What should we focus on instead of worry?

What is one worry you want to give to Jesus today?

How can we give these worries to God?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Take away our worries so that we can focus on loving you.

In Jesusname,

Amen 

For your convenience, you can also download the entire PDF version of this Glow in the Dark Children's Ministry Lesson (just click the link). 

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